Marvel: Powers United VR Has Been Announced & Aims To Let You Be The Hero


A new VR title, Marvel: Powers United VR, has been announced and it will place you in the body of your favorite Marvel character soon

It looks your dreams of actually getting to be one of your favorite super heroes is a bit closer as Marvel: Powers United VR has just been announced and aims to do just that. How you may be thinking? Well between the development from Sanzaru and Oculus they are going to give us a full VR experience where we will get to hop into the shoes or feet of said heroes and take on all kinds of dangers in a virtual space. I'm going to guess that you figured that by the title of Marvel: Powers United VR, at least a bit, but that is the long and short of it all. That and it has been announced and should be coming to all of us VR gamers out there in good time.

Marvel: Powers United VR will of course take full use of the hardware and its current capabilities. As you will see below, the Touch controllers will give you the use of the hands and all of the various ways they can be used based on the hero you choose. All most intuitive when you look at it. Hulk uses a lot of smashing and punching. Rocket pulls a lot of triggers. Captain Marvel fires a lot of beams. Everything you would expect. Although there isn't much in the way of how we will physically move around the environments but we do know that we will be able to use the character's abilities, powers, and skills to do so. Meaning we can fly and jump, but no indication how that will be handled in a non-room scale set up.

Currently Marvel: Powers United VR only shows three different heroes and one villain that we can choose to go through this experience and adventure. Their website shows a slot for fifth and the write up sounds like there are plans for many more, but for now you get the three mentioned above and the Ronan The Accuser as the villain. I'm going to guess that we'll see more of the cinematic characters show up in Marvel: Powers United VR as development progresses, but for the announcement this is where we are. Have a look below to see the game in action as well as all of the basic information that has been released out in the wild as well.

Marvel: Powers United VR — Announce Trailer


Unleash your rage and smash foes, lock n’ load your favorite plasma cannons, or take to the skies with powerful photon blasts. Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Captain Marvel, and a powerful roster of Marvel’s greatest heroes are ready for battle. Suit up, power up, and team up with friends to engage in immersive, explosive co-op fights from across the Marvel Universe. Be the hero and unleash your powers now!

Choose Your Hero

  • Rocket Raccoon — A genetically modified and cybernetically enhanced alien raccoon-like creature with a penchant for large explosive weaponry and shiny relics. Rocket, a mercenary turned hero, is a master tactician and weapons marksman. Rocket has a versatile assortment of weaponry and gadgets for any occasion. His trusty blasters, jet pack and strategically-placed sticky bombs make him a pint sized powerhouse and invaluable asset to the team.
  • Captain Marvel — Carol Danvers, an accomplished Air Force pilot, was involved in an accident exposing her to cosmic radiation, altering her genetic structure making her into a half-Kree superhuman with incredible powers. Donning the name Captain Marvel, she is a natural leader and a heavy hitter on the team, casting devastating Photon Beams and Energy Blasts at enemies in battle.
  • The Hulk — When brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was caught in the detonation of an experimental gamma bomb, he was heavily irradiated, giving him the incredible, rage-fueled ability to transform into the Hulk! An enormous green-skinned being with incredible strength, durability and regenerative powers, the Hulk provides his team with heavy support and defense. With his size, power and abilities like Thunder Clap and Seismic Pound, he stands at the front of the team, leaping into battle to smash anything in his way.
  • Ronan The Accuser — A Kree zealot born on the Kree homeworld of Hala, Ronan joined the Accuser Corps and quickly ascended to the highest ranks. As the powerful Supreme Accuser, Ronan enforces Kree laws and delivers Kree justice across the galaxy. He seeks power to deliver this judgment and will destroy those who stand in his way of obtaining it.

Game Features

  • Unleash Your Inner Hero — Be the hero—with the power of Rift + Touch. Transform into your favorite Marvel Super Hero and wield their amazing powers and weaponry in your hands. Move freely through iconic environments on the ground, in-flight, or with special moves with intuitive controls and smart locomotion.
  • Squad Goals — Defend the galaxy on your own or call in friends to forge the ultimate team for epic co-op action. Immortalize your achievements with custom comic covers and share them on Facebook with the in-game comic cover feature.
  • The Ultimate Mashup — Spanning the far reaches of space and time, enemy forces and Super Villains converge and strike, presenting new challenges and testing your team with each play through.
  • Tons Of Unlockables — Heroes earn many rewards—prove yourself on the battlefield and unlock new content, surprises, and more!

What are your thoughts on Marvel: Powers United VR as it all stands right now? Do you think that the roster will be opened up to a lot more characters or will it be a fairly small list to get us all into the universe here? Do you think that we will get to do full motion about the game or will it be limited to a bit of "teleportation" and "jumping" more than freedom? Let us know down in the comments and the feel free to discuss. For more on Marvel: Powers United VR, keep checking in here. We'll keep the updates flowing as much as we can and you'll want to see it all.